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Johnny Law

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#2293315 What's Kenny Holland's Offseason Plan?

Posted by Johnny Law on 20 April 2012 - 10:47 AM

So I take it you didn't watch game 4? Detroit has outplayed and out chanced Nashville. Difference is Nashville has capitalized on their chances, Wings did not. You can blame Datsyuk for not burying his multiple grade 'A' chances, you can blame Filpulla and Lidstrom as well.

I'm not disappointed with the team. I think they are playing the traditional Red Wings hockey that won cups in the past. This year they are not getting the luck or bounces or calls.


Its 2003 just not quite as crazy, in the last 21 years there have been a number of times where after a particular series or game it looked pretty dark. In all those circumstances Kenny and Co came through and made the necessary tweaks and they brought home yet another cup.

Even if you don't think Kenny can do it, that he and the organization were lucky or now maybe they are too old you still owe him a chance. He's helped to give us 21 years of spectacular hockey and I believe a bunch more we just need to be patient.

I do think however the wings really need a 2nd/3rd line scorer with speed. Speed and grit would be nice but that's a tall order.

#2289661 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Johnny Law on 17 April 2012 - 10:57 AM

Time to win or go home, luck or not Wings better come to play.

#2272919 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by Johnny Law on 22 March 2012 - 10:53 AM

They played well with the exception of Datsyuk, they all did about what they are supposed to do. Zetterberg looks like himself and even Conks was good. Don't know what Datsyuk was thinking on the OT goal, not sure what he saw to make him double the dude coming over the line, you knew they would send it to the open and then bam its in the net. He'll be fine, everyone makes mistakes.

I don't understand the panic on this board, when healthy they can play with anyone and have proven so. When guys go down your team is going to get worse and if you lose 8 or 9 guys your going to lose a bunch of games. The starters are the starters for a reason.

#2220763 11/1 GDT: Wild 2 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by Johnny Law on 01 November 2011 - 10:31 AM

By hook or crook just win.

3-1 Wings

Jimmy Howard has the hat trick after getting tired of waiting for someone to score.

#2178998 Brian Rafalski appreciation thread

Posted by Johnny Law on 24 May 2011 - 10:12 AM

Dude is going to be damn near impossible to replace, fantastic talent and really underrated by DRW fans.

He was excellent at getting the puck up and out of the zone which is something other guys (salei/big rig) struggle with.

#2133298 Jakub Kindl

Posted by Johnny Law on 21 March 2011 - 03:59 PM

I think some people need to be a little more realistic in what they expect from this kid. He played like 40 games with the Wings with stints in GR in between.

The transfer between the AHL and the NHL is tough for the kind of game he plays, simply put he plays the anticipation game and the kind of plays your going to see at the AHL level is not nearly the same when you play with the big boys both from opposing players and those on your team.

I think its undeniable that at the start of the year he was playing not to make mistakes, he would get the puck and quickly move it many times without taking a good look. Bad s*** happens when you play that way and he made a change, while not momentous he's making much better passes out of the zone and using his vision alot more.

His positioning is generally good and he's starting to take the body more and be involved offensively. I feel that Ericsson has sort of shown what he can do where as Kindl seems to still be developing.

Two things to remember are that the Wings have employed a newer strategy against the F1, they are one of I think three teams playing the side by side rather than the long pass behind the net. They aren't using this in the AHL let alone at lower level leagues and it has caused a few mix ups for guys like Lidstrom and Kronner let alone a rookie trying to unlearn 20 years of basic dman technique.

Lastly and I will preface this with an I like Howard statement, the Wings D picks up alot of those s***ty rebounds he kicks out. I can't think of another team where you see all the dmen so committed to moving rebounds and that just isn't something he can really be prepared for.

Give this kid some more time and lets see how he progresses.

#2130228 Ville Leino Scores Hat Trick

Posted by Johnny Law on 14 March 2011 - 01:30 PM

Wow, talk about some bitter ex-girlfriends..

Things didn't work out for him in Detroit. I'm happy for him if it does in Philly. Proud of him for the hatty. Not so proud of all the hating.

x2 s*** happens if you got them all right Wings would win 82 games a year and there would be no reason to watch.

#2051556 10/23 GDT: Ducks 4 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Johnny Law on 23 October 2010 - 07:53 PM

Lija has made the Ducks D better than the first time we saw them.

#2044930 Kirk Maltby to announce he is retiring

Posted by Johnny Law on 12 October 2010 - 06:17 PM

Dude night in night out for many years and many cups went out and put it all on the line. What he perhaps lacked in talent he made up with hard work and 100% commitment, that's not a slight if your in the NHL your one of the best 700 players of hockey in the world.

The DRW and all wings fans were lucky to have Maltby, his skills were not score sheet type skills and will be hard to replace.

#2039050 10/1 Pre-season GDT: Toronto Maple Leafs at Red Wings

Posted by Johnny Law on 01 October 2010 - 06:18 PM

Maltby made the play that makes that goal possible

#1946066 WCQF Game 2 GDT: Red Wings 7 at Coyotes 4

Posted by Johnny Law on 16 April 2010 - 10:55 PM

The best thing I saw was they finally figured out to take advantage of Phoenix's extremely aggressive forecheck, they sucked them in and then moved it.